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South Suburban College Community Education to Host Family Literacy Night

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL—(ENEWSPF)—November 14, 2013. The South Suburban College’s Adult Volunteer Literacy Program is hosting their fourth annual Family Literacy Night event on Thursday, November 21st from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.  The public is invited to join SSC to find out about community literacy while enjoying stories and presentations.  There will also be free books for children, raffles and refreshments. 

There will be special local guest authors in attendance including Maria Barnes (Hammond, IN), Margaret Jones-Scott (Markham, IL) and Art Burton (Phoenix, IL).  Barnes has written several children’s books including “I Can Drive” and “Starship Fuel”, under the pseudonym Mari Lumpkin.  Jones-Scott explains in her “Living Lessons, A Journey of Struggle and Redemption” how she learned to apply metaphysics principles to the understanding and the meaning of overcoming life’s challenges.  Burton, an SSC History instructor, will be answering questions from guests and selling signed copies of one of his book on African Americans in the Wild West–“Black, Red and Deadly.”

Illiteracy is an issue that can be debilitating in so many ways for adults who never received the proper instruction.  Adults who are unable to read have a much more difficult time with many daily activities that others may take for granted, along with a clear disadvantage in today’s competitive job market.  SSC’s Office of Community Education administers the Adult Volunteer Literacy Tutoring Program in addition to General Education Development (GED), English as a Second Language (ESL), and Adult Basic Education (ABE).

For more information about Family Literacy Night or the Adult Volunteer Literacy Program, please contact Christopher McElroy, coordinator, at (708) 596-2000, ext. 2558, or email [email protected].  This event is sponsored in part by the SSC Foundation South Suburban College is located at 15800 S. State St., South Holland, Illinois. 

Source: South Suburban College


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